I love Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC). He isn’t flamboyant but he is a straight talker, and he is conservative. He doesn’t shy away from getting to the bottom line, and he does it without a plethora of words. In this video DeMint says Republicans will be “gone,” if they vote for raising the debt limit, and says such a vote is the most toxic vote a legislator can make right now. DeMint talks about the need for a balanced budget amendment (and says Jon Huntsman indicated he will not sign a balanced budget amendment pledge). He expresses what so many of know, and feel with such dread: The 2012 election is the “last chance as a country” [America has]. The election is a “final exam” for We the People.
My thought on not signing a balanced budget amendment pledge or supporting legislation means that you are okay with being a thief – your hand in my pocket for yet another time, after you’ve already taken my taxes.